Hi Br. JR,
Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your thoughful and spiritually enlightening responses to the many posts. Your true Franciscan Spirit shines through. As an OFS, I look forward to your responses as they give insight and direction. You must be a great instructor. God bless you.
Pax et Bonum
Special Education is a calling is it not? 40 years... I bet we could share some stories!! I was laid off from a company I had worked with for over 10 years when the Koch Brothers bought us out. I then was in bed with pancreatitis for a month. I had much time to think. I looked back and decided I had spent most of my existing. I wanted to give back, to serve. That is when I got into special education.
Blessings to you for your service!
I am impressed with your posts by not just the breadth of coverage in factual & spiritual content, but also the way you used words that did not draw fire from people generally - something I have to learn.
I was an internal auditor & a project manager: both professions require me to be precise & correct with my language without fear or favour. I have stopped working & would like to spend time explaining the Church to people. While I have the knowledge (still growing) & clarity of language, I still have to learn wording controversial subjects. Small print works in professional world but not with Catholic audiences.
While I think I am quite articulate (probably in 1st quartile), what you & Pope Francis said have put words to my thoughts & feelings in ways that would likely take years of reflection for me to word, if ever. I pray for you both in your mission to explain the faith.
Btw, do you write? I cut out your posts on the thread to read at leisure & it was 15 pages long.